Football season is underway, and once again, all eyes are on the home team, the Denver Broncos. Especially quarterback Russell Wilson after arguably a pretty disappointing first season with the team. The big question on the minds of many, is whether this season he will live up to his $245 million dollar contract. So far, the Broncos are off to a rough start. And some might argue that Wilson has some extra pressure on him to represent as a Black quarterback.
Despite a high number of Black players in the National Football League, the position of quarterback has almost always been dominated by white players. John Eisenberg has written a book that provides an historical perspective. It's called, "Rocket Men: the Black Quarterbacks who Revolutionized Pro Football."